The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is collaborating with public health officials in multiple states and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to investigate a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo infections.
Eleven people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Montevideo have been reported from 9 states–Alabama, Arizona, Connecticut, Georgia, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Virginia and Washington.
Two ill people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.
Collaborative investigative efforts of state, local, and federal public health and regulatory officials indicate that pistachios produced by Wonderful Pistachios are a likely source of this outbreak.
On March 9, 2016, Wonderful Pistachios of Lost Hills, California voluntarily recalleda limited number of flavors and sizes of in-shell and shelled pistachios because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.
The pistachios were sold under the brand names Wonderful, Paramount Farms, and Trader Joe’s, and were sold nationwide and in Canada.
The CDC recommends that consumers do not eat and retailers do not sell recalled pistachios produced by Wonderful Pistachios.
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